Definition of Rifest
1. Adjective. (superlative of rife) ¹
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Definition of Rifest
1. rife [adj] - See also: rife
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Literary usage of Rifest
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Satirical Poems of the Time of the Reformation by Robert Sempill, Thomas Churchyard (1893)
"... rifest rende the sturdy stout pine-apple tre; Of lofty ruing towers the fals the ... 157, 158— " The highest tree in all the woode is rifest rent with ..."
2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"The highest tree in all the wood, Is rifest rent with blistering windes; The higher hall the greater fall, Such chance haue proude and lofty mindes. ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The English love-sonnet, brought in by Wyatt and rifest between 1500 and 1600, was revived as a purely studious imitation translations in one of the ..."
4. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1898)
"when the news was rifest, and messenger after messenger came rushing in with wild rumours, men were seen up at midnight who were always known to go to bed ..."
5. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1906)
"Could the rifest fancy conjure up the weird sisters, all "so withered and so wild in their attire," upon these beautiful plains of the departed Illini! ..."
6. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"I see a courageous determination to face one of the rifest evils of our time, and to read all of us youth a terrible lesson. ..."
7. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1864)
"Arbitrary restrictions of personal liberty are at this moment rifest in North America, the pride of democracy, and under the French Empire, ..."